The Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) and the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC) recently held a series of virtual workshops on the topic of Ecosystem Resilience, focused on heat stress on biota and what happens after large-scale mortality and climate-related disturbance events. These workshops addressed scientific uncertainties and how these gaps in knowledge affect land management.
The study of ecosystem resilience, or the ability of an ecosystem to function and regenerate after a disturbance, is becoming increasingly complex due to climate change. In the second workshop of the series, “Ecosystem Transformation After Large-Scale Disturbance,” presenters focused on forest management and fire in the context of ecosystem resilience. Forests in theSouthwest are under immense environmental stress due to the consequences of global warming, including the increasing severity and frequency of fires, and are therefore a focal point for ecosystem resilience solutions.
Read the full recap on the Arizona Environment website.